Super duper excited to see West Side Story tonight at The Oriental Theatre. They have a short stint in Chicago, only 6 days and tomorrow night is the last! You can click here to see if you can score tix to tonight or tomorrow’s performances. Are you into musicals? (Raises hand: I am!) What’s your favorite?… Continue reading West Side Story
Only Chicagoans will get this….but I was happy to find gas for $4.24. I had to go to the suburbs to find it, but so much better than the $4.70 in the city.
As part of the boyfriend’s birthday weekend festivities, I took him to Da Lobsta in the Gold Coast. I got a great deal via Groupon. It was no Luke’s Lobster nor GT Fish and Oyster, but it’s closer and more affordable. They have a handful or so of different variations, but I’m true to traditional rolls.… Continue reading Da Lobsta
A few friends and I had dinner at Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill last Friday. It was highly recommended by a colleague whose husband is a chef so I immediately added it to my list of places to try.
Upon walking in, the restaurant was a lot smaller than I had envisioned. I knew it would be small but eek. The walls are adorned with anime, reminds me slightly of how Sushi X plays anime and projects it on their wall. Definitely make a reservation if you’re the I don’t like waiting type (which I am). They don’t have an online reservation system, so you have to call.
The menu was a bit overwhelming since there were so many choices, take a peep for yourself here. When out with a group, I tend to end up ordering for everyone, we ended up getting: grilled whole squid, soft shell crab tempura and hideout, pier 69, pot river and south beach rolls. While it was good, I wouldn’t say I had anything outstanding. I would definitely return, but I’m not dreaming of it (unlike my experiences with Kai Zan). There is still a ton on the menu that I want to check out at some point. It’s moderately priced, the total was just over $100 with tax and gratuity. And I saved the best for last, it’s BYOB. I think there’s a liquor store two blocks east.
If you stop by Yuzu, let me know what you think. What’s your favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago?
Updated 6/11/13 Monday night was absolutely stunning and the perfect backdrop for a night of music at Millennium Park. Glen Hansard was amazing and I can’t wait until he’s back in Chicago. I had forgotten how popular outdoor events are in Chicago, especially when they are FREE. I mistakenly thought it was ok to leave the… Continue reading Glen Hansard and The Frames @ Millennium Park
“Metro Bank, We Will Not Be Evicted.” Strolling through Pilsen a few Saturdays ago, the boyfriend and I stumbled upon this building. We were on 18th between Morgan and Ashland. It appears that the building is for sale and the tenants are being evicted. I wonder what came of this, if anything.
Remember this blog about street festivals? This past weekend was Ribfest and I’m so glad that we actually got to go (it was a super busy weekend). We made it our destination for Sunday night dinner, such a great way to cap off our weekend. We had a half slab of ribs from Real Urban… Continue reading Ribfest
I wanted something not in our usual line up of let’s grab a quick dinner, so we decided to go to Bite Cafe on Western. Great choice and I’m going to make it part of our regular dinners out. I got something out of the norm and went with the Braised Short Rib Stroganoff and… Continue reading Bite Cafe
I remember when I first got my first freelance gig, which happened completely by accident. A good friend worked for someone who was married to a diner owner. It’s a well established diner in the heart of Lincoln Park and while they had customers, they just hadn’t joined the digital era. I remember showing them… Continue reading QR Codes
Threadless had an awesome sale over Memorial Day Weekend where most of their t-shirts were $15! If given the option, the boyfriend would live in t-shirts, so we definitely jumped on this sale. In total, we picked out 8 t-shirts. This was a hard feat after looking at the endless options available. But…when I was… Continue reading Threadless